MSPAlliance to Announce Availability of SAS 70 with Managed Services Accreditation Program

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SAS 70 Type I and II audits to be offered by third party Certified Public Accounting firm

In a further effort to offer its membership business certifications of distinction, the MSPAlliance (MSPA) (http://www.mspalliance.com) today announced that it will be offering SAS 70 audits for its members. The SAS 70 audit will be made available along with the Managed Services Accreditation Program (MSAP) exam. Details of the program will be formally announced at MSPWorld in Orlando on April 30, 2009.

"The Managed Services Accreditation Program exam just got stronger," said Charles Weaver, president of MSPAlliance. "SAS 70 is a very well respected standard amongst the accounting profession. By combining SAS 70 with the MSAP exam we can offer our members a very reputable certification process that will result in increased security and satisfaction for the end-user.

Companies who are interested in taking the Managed Services Accreditation Program exam will be able to take the SAS 70 Type I and Type II audits. The SAS 70 audits will be performed by a third party CPA firm.

"As an accredited MSP, the ability to add SAS 70 to our resume brings additional prestige to our managed services practice," said Dan Holt, CEO of HEIT. "The combination of the MSAP and SAS 70 will bring an enhanced stature to the managed services profession."

Additional details about the program will be made available at the MSPWorld Orlando event. Anyone wishing to take the MSAP exam or undergo the SAS 70 audit should contact info(at)mspalliance.com for more information.

About MSPAlliance
The MSPAlliance is a professional association comprised of more than 8,000 managed service providers (MSPs) and service enabling technology vendors, which work in a collaborative effort to define, promote and educate the Managed Services Industry and the end-user consumer on the adoption and successful use of technology through Managed Services. The MSPAlliance is committed to increasing reliability and dependability in the industry surrounding the value and benefit of using Managed Service Providers to provide a wide range of mission-critical services. In addition, the MSPAlliance collects data on the practice of managed services on behalf of its members, to help them increase the value delivery of IT to the organizations they serve. For more information about the MSPAlliance please visit http://www.mspalliance.com

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